Flashcards in Citizenship Test Deck (100):
1.) What is the supreme law of the land?
2.) What does the Constitution do?
Sets up the government
3.) The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these three words?
We The People
4.) What is an amendment?
A change or addition to the Constitution
5.) What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights
6.) What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government
7.) How many amendments does the Constitution have?
8.) What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Declared independence from Britain
9.) What are two rights in the Declaration of Indepedence
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
10.) What is freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion you wish
11.) What is the economic system in the United States?
Capitalist or market economy
12.) What is the "rule of law"?
No one is above the law, everyone must follow the law
13.) Name one branch or part of government
Executive, legislative, judicial
14.) What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful
Checks and Balances
15.) Who is in charge of the executive branch?
16.) Who makes federal laws?
Congress, senate, legislature
17.) What are the two parts of the US government?
The Senate and House of Representatives
18.) How many US Senators are there?
19.) We elect a US senator for how many years?
20.) Who is one of your states US senators now?
Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran
21.) The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
22.) We elect a US Representative for how many years?
23.) Name your US Representative
24.) Who does a US Senator represent?
All people of the state
25.) Why do some states have more Representatives than others?
The states population
26.) We elect a president for how many years?
27.) In what month do we vote for the president?
28.) What is the name of the President of the United States?
29.) What is the name of the Vice Presidents now?
30.) if the President can no longer serve, who becomes president?
The Vice President
31.) If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes president?
The speaker of the house
32.) Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
33.) Who signs bills to become laws?
34.) Who vetoes bills?
35.) What does the President's cabinet do?
Advises the President
36.) What are two cabinet level positions?
Secretary of the State, Secretary of the Treasury
37.) What does the Judicial branch do?
Reviews and judges laws
38.) What is the highest court in the United States?
39.) How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
40.) Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
41.) Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
Declare war, print money
42.) Under our constitution, some power belongs to the states. What is one power of the states?
Provide schooling and education, police, drivers license
43.) Who is the governor of your state now?
44.) What is the capital of your state?
45.) What are two major political parties in the United States?
Republican and Democrat
46.) What is the political party of the President now?
47.) What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?
Paul D. Ryan
48.) There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
Citizens 18 and older can vote
49.) What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
Serve on a jury
50.) Name one right only for United States citizens.
Vote in a federal election
51.) What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion
52.) What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
The United States and its flag
53.) What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
Defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
54.) How old do citizens have to be to vote for the President?
18 years and older
55.) What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
Vote or join a political party
56.) When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
57.) When must all men register for the Selective Service?
18 years old
58.) What is one reason colonists came to America?
59.) Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
60.) What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
61.) Why did the colonists fight the British?
Because they didn't have self-government
62.) Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
63.) When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
64.) There were thirteen original States. Name three.
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York
65.) What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
The Constitution was written
66.) When was the Constitution written?
67.) The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the writers.
68.) What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
69.) Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
70.) Who was the first President?
71.) What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
The Louisiana Territory
72.) Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
73.) Name the US war between the North and the South.
The Civil War
74.) Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
75.)What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
Freed the slaves through the Emancipation Proclamation
76.) What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed the slaves
77.) What did Susan B. Anthony do?
Fought for women's rights
78.) Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s
World War 1
79.) Who was President during World War 1?
80.) Who was President during the Great Depression and World War 2?
81.) Who did the United States fight in World War 2?
Japan, Germany, and Italy
82.) Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
World War 2
83.) During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
84.) What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
Civil Rights Movement
85.) What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
Fought for civil rights
86.) What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
Terrorists attacked the United States
87.) Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
88.) Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
89.) What ocean is on the West Coast?
90.) What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
91.) Name one US territory.
92.) Name one state that borders Canada.
93.) Name one state that borders Mexico.
94.) What is the capital of the United States?
95.) Where is the Statue of Liberty?
96.) Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
The 13 original colonies
97.) Why does the flag have 50 stars?
The 50 states
98.) What is the name of the national anthem?
The Star Spangled Banner
99.) When do we celebrate Independence Day?